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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Sat May 10, 2014 7:58 pm

It kind of makes sense for the RAV4 since it is strictly a compliance car with a very limited number to be built, and Tesla likely would have charged a pretty penny for QC...
It makes far less sense for the MB...
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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Sun May 11, 2014 12:41 am

TomT wrote:It kind of makes sense for the RAV4 since it is strictly a compliance car with a very limited number to be built, and Tesla likely would have charged a pretty penny for QC...
It makes far less sense for the MB...
ELROY wrote:I can't believe it doesn't have DCQC, same goes for the RAV4.
It would not have cost that much to add a CHAdeMO port (Toyota is a founding member).

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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Sun May 11, 2014 10:13 pm

The salient point is that it is strictly a compliance car and Toyota doesn't give a rat's ass!
TonyWilliams wrote:It would not have cost that much to add a CHAdeMO port (Toyota is a founding member).
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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Mon May 12, 2014 12:01 am

TomT wrote:The salient point is that it is strictly a compliance car and Toyota doesn't give a rat's ass!
TonyWilliams wrote:It would not have cost that much to add a CHAdeMO port (Toyota is a founding member).
Like Mercedes with the B-Class ED, they had to be snickering to offer a reasonably decent EV without a readily available DC charge option.

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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Mon May 12, 2014 6:31 am

Except - and it is a big exception - that MB plans to sell it in all 50 states, build more than 2,600, and will offer QC next year. That takes it firmly out of the just-a-compliance-car category like the RAV4 IMHO...
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TomT wrote:The salient point is that it is strictly a compliance car and Toyota doesn't give a rat's ass!
TonyWilliams wrote:It would not have cost that much to add a CHAdeMO port (Toyota is a founding member).
Like Mercedes with the B-Class ED, they had to be snickering to offer a reasonably decent EV without a readily available DC charge option.
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Mon May 12, 2014 7:07 am

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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Mon May 12, 2014 9:36 am

TomT wrote:
- that MB plans to sell it in all 50 states, build more than 2,600, and will offer QC next year.
afaik, no official announcement has been made regarding availability in Canada, except to confirm that it won't be offered this year. Unlike in the USA, the ICE B-class IS sold in Canada.

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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Mon May 12, 2014 9:40 am

Yes, but it may well be the SAE Frankenplug version which would make it all but useless in the U.S....
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Re: Official BMW i3 thread

Tue May 13, 2014 3:43 am

TomT wrote:Yes, but it may well be the SAE Frankenplug version which would make it all but useless in the U.S....
Berlino wrote:I didn't know about the QC, that's interesting.
If it's Frankenplug, it may be possible to build a CHAdeMO adaptor like Tesla has done.

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